Travel for Peace is working to give young people faith in that conflicts can be resolved and peace can be created, and that their own attitudes are decisive. We are a non-profit organisation and our surplus is donated to idealistic organisations that work for peace, human rights and just distribution.
Travel for Peace arranges themed travel for young people and adults. The focus of these journeys is to put oppression and war into perspective to human rights and tolerance. The journeys usually take us to Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, but we also arrange themed travels to other destinations, such as, South Africa, Gambia, the Baltic States, France, the Ukraine and Romania. Over 10,000 young people and adults travel with us every year. Many of the people working for Travel for Peace are idealists who don’t mind putting in some elbow grease without getting paid for it. That’s why our peace travels are cheaper and available to many people.
Passing on of Knowledge
We pass on our knowledge of conflict resolution and peace making, as well as stimulating people to take part in positive processes, through courses (such a human rights course), workshops and Internet based information. Witnesses of our time, who have experienced war and oppression in the flesh, are important information providers.
Each year we award the following: Fangenes Testamente (The Prisoner’s Testament) and Blanche Majors Forsoningspris (Blanche Majors Reconciliation Award) in order to shine the spotlight on individuals and organisations that
The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization, active in Romania and internationally since March 2001. The main purpose of PATRIR is to promote peacebuilding, and constructive conflict transformation, and at the same time the prevention of all forms of violence - direct, structural, and cultural - in Romania, and internationally.
As the first peace institute in the history of Romania, it has been involved in the development of resources for conflict transformation by peaceful means in Romania and, by invitation, through the peacebuilding processes in which it has taken part in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Since 2001, PATRIR has become one of the leading international centers for adult training in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, post-war rebuilding, reconciliation and resolution.
PATRIR is involved in four major fields of activity:
- peacebuilding and conflict transformation action
- gender equality
- peacebuilding and conflict transformation training
- peace education
PATRIR cooperates with TRANSCEND as the TRANSCEND Centre for South-Eastern Europe. Since 2001, PATRIR has been one of TRANSCEND’s leading international training sites.